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China nixes meeting with Slovak PM Robert Fico: Bratislava

China has cancelled a top-level bilateral meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, the government in Bratislava said, in a move seen as a snub after the EU country's president met the Dalai Lama.

Britain opposes EU defence plans, claims support

Britain opposes EU defence plans, claims support

European military spending is a fraction of the United States` and only a handful of countries, including Britain, Estonia and Greece, spend generously on defence.

Angela Merkel says EU in `critical situation`

Angela Merkel says EU in `critical situation`

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that the European Union faces a "critical situation", as she arrived in Bratislava for a summit to chart a post-Brexit future.

''Times are changing, pay your taxes," euro zone chief tells corporations

Multinational companies should refrain from tax-avoidance practices and pay their fair share, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Saturday in a new endorsement of the European Union`s fight against tax-dodging.

'7 Afghans among 8 dead in Ukrainian chopper crash'

Eight people including seven Afghan migrants died earlier this week when a helicopter registered in Ukraine crashed in eastern Slovakia, the interior ministry in Bratislava said today, updating a previous toll.

Slovakia deploys officers to police Hungary-Serbia border

Slovakia is sending 50 police officers to neighbouring Hungary to protect Schengen area borders between Hungary and Serbia amid the ongoing migration crisis.